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08-08-2002, 10:58 AM
What do you experienced jumpers like for the roundness on your jump cue tips? Is a very shallow nickel acceptable with this specialty stroke or does it inhibit either close hops or long hops or both? I'm seeing what seems to be good success at really close jumps but have some doubts with lengthy jumps, and yet I've not put a lot of time into working with this tip so far. What's your advice? Leave it alone, get used to it or tailor it to the nickel and proceed???Thanks sid~~~always wonders whether we adjust the equipment away from it's optimum state and lose some of it's range
08-08-2002, 11:35 AM
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08-08-2002, 01:59 PM
"Is a very shallow nickel acceptable with this specialty stroke or does it inhibit either close hops or long hops or both?"
Good question. I don't really know the answer. I suppose that it depends on the goal of the shot. If the purpose is merely to get over a ball, then the radius is likely not that important. However, if the goal is to get over a ball and then draw back, follow, or even follow with sidepsin (I had a guy play a jump force follow with inside english to go three rails for shape on me, and I've never gotten over it... and that was 4 yeats ago!), the some sort of decent tip curvature seems adviseable.
Id say that a nickel curvature would be a good compromise.
-never actually seen a good jump cue with a small radius now that I think about it...
08-08-2002, 02:14 PM
Um...either the people at your new job have broght out the creativity in you, OR the air in there is a little thin are you are going crazy!! /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif
08-08-2002, 11:31 PM
OK, here's the nickel on your stealth. Also, your Woodsworth is now ready to play. I'll bring both to work tomorrow.
08-08-2002, 11:58 PM
Spiderman...Now that I think about it, that tip might need to be taken down a little. When I talked to the cuemaker, Ned Morris, in New Orleans two weeks ago, he told me that some of the Stealth Jump cues were coming out with tips that were too thick...which tended to inhibit the easy jumping ability. I recall that Sid was having trouble, initially, learning to use this cue. I wonder if taking the tip down another 25-30% would help?
08-09-2002, 08:07 AM
Scott...I've figured out that little jumper a bit since I saw you. It came to life after getting Q-Guy's phenolic(scuffed) tip in place. It WAS still an under performer to the Lucasi though so I summized the difference in tip radius was a possibility(Lucasi nickel or more) hence the reshape picture here by Spiderman.
I have seriously wondered if I could have saved some of this work and just cut down the tip which came in the cue, but as you remember I couldn't drive yours either and your cue did have a shortened tip. I feel like the super hard synthetic will be the ticket. Thanks for the advice...sid
08-09-2002, 08:09 AM
Spiderman...That'll do the trick, the rest will be up to the cue(couldn't be my stroke;-) Did you think to pic that tip a little in followup???sid
08-09-2002, 09:29 AM
Since I had it in the lathe, I roughed it with a piece of coarse sandpaper.
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